Milwaukee Police Department Archives

New Chief of Police, Jeffrey Norman, is sworn in

November 25, 2021

It’s official, city of Milwaukee native Jeffrey B. Norman was sworn in as Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department. The public ceremony took place on Monday, November 15, 2021, in the Common Council Chambers at Milwaukee’s City Hall. Chief Norman was sworn in by the Fire and Police Commission executive director, Leon W. Todd. Mayor… [Read More]

Judge rules for former MPD chief in suit against FPC

December 24, 2020

A Milwaukee County judge has ruled in favor of former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales in his wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Fire and Police Commission. According to online court records, the court reversed the decision of the board to demote Morales this past summer. Earlier this month, the city attorney admitted Morales did not… [Read More]

Mayor proposes cutting 120 police officers in 2021 budget

September 24, 2020

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is proposing to cut 120 police officers in the 2021 city budget. He presented his budget Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Barrett said the coronavirus pandemic has caused budget challenges and a drop in revenue. Milwaukee’s bond rating was recently downgraded by two notches making it more difficult for the city to… [Read More]

Milwaukee attorney defends police in Sterling Brown arrest, asks for dismissal of federal suit

August 31, 2018

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says no one benefits from ‘legal wrangling’ Milwaukee police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks’ guard Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January, a city attorney said Friday, contradicting the police chief and mayor who condemned the officers’ actions. Grant Langley… [Read More]

Beyond a reasonable doubt

April 15, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times Just over 6 months ago, the district attorney ordered that an inquest be conducted for the purpose of inquiring into how Derek Williams died while in the custody of the Milwaukee Police Department on July 6, 2011. The 33-page report released by special prosecutor John Franke… [Read More]